Backend Developer (node.js)

Salary Competitive

Are you an experienced backend developer (3+ years experience) ready to take the leap and grow with an award-winning and fast-scaling startup that is expanding internationally?

Bower’s vision is to make recycling a rewarding no-brainer and create a world free from trash. We’re aiming to become the first impact tech unicorn in Sweden, helping +1B consumers make sustainable choices by rewarding them for doing the right thing.

We are growing at a rapid rate and you will be a driving force in growing our tech team in Stockholm. Since our launch in 2019, we’ve grown to over 260 thousand users with customers in 5 countries (Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, United States) with several more market entries to come.

Are you up for the challenge?

We're looking for someone who is willing to:

  1. Improve our backend services with top-quality work to serve our consumer facing app.
  2. Is eager to take responsibility to be one of the leading teammates in our backend.
  3. Build up our in-house developer team together with our remote team.

Are you ready to improve our in-house system for scanning and recycling, data pipelines and system stability?

Some of the challenges include high load and tons of requests from the app, scalable multi-market functionality, barcode scanning, fraud detection, authorization, data-pipelines for statistics, transactional as well as NoSQL databases, biiiig data, machine learning, customer backoffice, among more.

You need to work closely with our backend/frontend developers remote and be up for the challenge to build up our in-house team in Stockholm.

Do you have what it takes?

  • We're looking for competent backend developers in Node.js / Javascript that have 3+ years experience. We're still a small company, so we expect you to take responsibility for your role and be a leading person in the tech team.
  • You have a genuine interest in consumer app solutions and are passionate about changing a traditional industry.
  • You’ve got experience from working with companies in their early stages with a strong entrepreneurial culture, and are eager to join a fast-scaling startup in its international expansion journey.
  • You’ve got at least 3 years of experience as a backend app developer in Javascript.
  • You're familiar with our tech stack: Node.js, Express, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Redis, React-Saga, Unit testing libraries, CI/CD. (Bonus if you're familiar with React Native and mobile development as well)
  • Experience in micro services as well as monolithic structures.
  • These words tickle you: optimization, large-scale data, high load applications, crowdsourcing, machine learning, agile processes, leading teams, coaching, having a strong business mindset...
  • You can plan for a future ahead, ensuring great scalability – while at the same time being pragmatic, understanding our business goals and not over-doing it by building a high-tech rocket ship just for the sake of it.
  • You're someone who can communicate highly technical and complex issues in an easy and comprehendible way.
  • You’re a person with integrity.
  • You're good with people.
  • You live in Sweden, want to be part of building our culture at the office but at the same time communicate and lead work with our remote team.
  • You’re fluent in English (and preferably also in Swedish).

Why we think you should join us...

As a Backend Developer at Bower, you’ll be part of an award-winning team passionate about creating a global recycling movement.

We believe that a brilliant person with the right ambition can really leverage their time at Bower. We are growing fast, and with us, so will you. Most importantly, we are looking for a candidate who is eager to develop Bower and our product to a world-leading position in recycling. You will be one of the individuals making this happen.

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Pension plan
Pension plan

We take care of you, even when you are old and wrinkly.

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Working at

Bower’s vision is to make recycling a rewarding no-brainer and create a world free from trash. We’re aiming to become the first impact tech unicorn in Sweden, helping +1B consumers make sustainable choices by rewarding them for doing the right thing. We’re a bold and visionary, yet down-to-earth and heart-centered, tech company based in Stockholm. Our mission is to reduce the number of packaging that ends up as trash in nature and increase recycling rates by giving all packaging a value in monetary terms – ”pant” – just like with PET bottles and cans in Sweden. That’s why we’ve developed a world-unique mobile app that rewards recycling of all consumer packaging at regular recycling bins. We are first-movers with global customers such as Procter & Gamble, Unilever and Mondelez, currently operating in Sweden and in USA. We have a revolutionarily scalable business model where the only thing we need to do to scale up to other markets is to pinpoint the GPS coordinates of already existing recycling stations. In cases where we lack this data, consumers upload the stations themselves. We've been on the top lists of both App Store and Google Play in Sweden since we launched in August 2019. Bower is an award-winning startup: - Winners of Norrsken People’s Choice Award 2019 - Winners of Carnegie’s prize Future Entrepreneurs 2019 - Winners of PwC’s prize Social Entrepreneurs of the Year 2018 - Winners of Nordea’s Largest Impact Within 5 Years Check out our rebranding film to get a feel for us:

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